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    • Merlin's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
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    Replacement motherboard help please!

    Once again I approach the altar of the wise and knowledgeable...

    I need to replace a board that got fried and could use some advice finding one that is compatible with my CPU and RAM.

    Copied from the Scan invoice to hopefully avoid any ambiguity:

    Chip is an AMD Phenom II 920 2.8GHz QCore
    RAM is Corsair TwinX 4GB TWIN2X4096-6400C5

    Mobo was an Asus M3A78-Pro.

    It needs to work out of the box with the above, have onboard graphics and, preferably, be in stock at Scan.

    Once again, my thanks in advance for the friendly, knowledgeable help that always seems to come my way around here
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    • Domestic_Ginger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II X2 550
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR2
      • Storage:
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    Re: Replacement motherboard help please!

    Nvidia board at £50

    Or get a 785G chipset for about £60. There may be some 780G boards for slightly less.

    As always check the compatibility list for CPU compatability and HT3.0!

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    • Merlin's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M3A78-PRO
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X4 920
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb (2x2Gb) Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400
      • Storage:
      • 500Gb Samsung Spinpoint F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD 780G integrated Radeon HD3200
      • PSU:
      • Corsair Power Series 400w
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC7 Plus (Black)
      • Operating System:
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      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama ProLite E383 15" TFT
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20mbit

    Re: Replacement motherboard help please!

    HT = hyperthreading?

    Any benefit to the 780/785 over the nvidia boards? Sorry, I'm a year out of touch...
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    • Domestic_Ginger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II X2 550
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • F3 500gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 5850
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 550vx
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      • NZXT beta evo
      • Operating System:
      • W7
      • Monitor(s):
      • G2222HDL

    Re: Replacement motherboard help please!

    I'm not exactly in touch tbh. I have not heard anything bad about the nV boards. They should all be much of a likeness. Wiki has a good roundup for comparison on the chipsets and there are plenty reviews out there.

    HT3 just gives the best speed from what I can gather; its really the way to siphon out the older rebranded chipsets.

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